Rumours Of Death
|Fanzine:||Doctor Bellfriars Memorial Journal|
About the episode of the same name.
Rumours of Death
by Jenny Hayward
The only time you let your passion stir
Was to avenge the death of someone dear
The only woman you had loved - for her
You searched and could not find; her death your fear
And then you found she lived and you'd been spurned
For secret power - she had spied on you!
Your rosy vision of her overturned -
You killed her - traitor, she had lied to you!
You'd always scorned emotion, deemed it weak;
You said "Trust was for fools, and fools soon died.
And always fatal: the heroic streak.
Run if you can; the universe is wide."
Revenge and bitterness in you ablaze
Dry dust and ashes eating all your days.
Author's note: this was written when I was still in high school, when we were studying sonnets in English. Which means I actually wrote it before I'd heard of fandom. It's not really a great surprise that it was about Avon, though!